Discover the tomb of Pharaoh’s ‘queen’
Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the tomb of an unknown queen.
The tomb was discovered at Abu Sir, southwest of Cairo, and is said to have belonged to the mother or wife of Pharaoh Neferfrey, 4,500 years ago.
Egypt’s antiquities minister, Mamdouh al-Damati, says the queen’s name is Khimtkavis and that it was found written on the wall of her tomb.
Damati says it looks like he is Khimtakavis III.
This tomb has been discovered in the tomb complex of Pharaoh Nefertiti.
Miroslav Barta, head of the mission at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, who discovered the site of the queen’s tomb, said she appeared to be Pharaoh’s wife. Miroslav also found 30 limestone and copper vessels in the tomb.
Damati says the discovery of the tomb reveals some unknown aspects of the Fifth Dynasty or the Fifth Dynasty, which first witnessed the construction of the Pyramids of Egypt in conjunction with the Fourth Dynasty.
Abu Sir used to be the old royal cemetery in Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt.
Read more: Revealed from the tomb of a ‘mysterious couple’ belonging to the Harappan civilization
About four thousand five hundred years ago today, a man and a woman were buried in the same grave in a huge cemetery on the outskirts of one of the world’s oldest urban populations.
In 2016, Indian and Korean archaeologists found such tombs in the Rakhine Garhi village of the Harappan civilization, now in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Researchers studied the joint grave for three years and tried to determine the cause of their deaths. And now the results of this research have been published.
Archaeologist Vasant Shinde, who led the study, said: “These two men and women who have turned to each other with the utmost sincerity are certainly a couple. And it seems that both have passed away at the same time. However, the cause of death is still a mystery.
They were both buried in a half-meter deep sand pit. At the time of death, the man was about 38 years old and the woman was 35 years old. Both were tall. The man was five feet eight inches tall while the woman was five feet six inches tall. Both were thought to be in critical condition at the time of their deaths.
Tests on both did not reveal any bruises, lines on the bones or abnormal thickness in the skull, indicating any kind of wound or disease or meningitis. Archaeologists say the ‘twin grave’ It was not part of the typical burial practice of the time. He believes the man and woman died at about the same time and were buried together in a grave.
Ancient cemeteries have always been a center of interest. Experts found a man and a woman hugged in a Stone Age cemetery in a village in Italy. Also in Russia was found the grave of a couple holding hands and facing each other. In Greece, 6,000-year-old structures hugged each other and their arms and legs were wrapped around each other.
Everything else found in Rakhi Garhi’s tomb was not unusual in its time. Some pottery, precious stone ornaments are commonly found in Harappan tombs.
Tony Joseph, author of The Ancient Indian: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From, says: They did not have appearances at funerals, as did the kings of West Asia.
In Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq), for example, kings were buried with precious jewels. Interestingly, these turquoise, lapis lazuli and agate ornaments found in Mesopotamian tombs were probably imported from Harappa.
Harappan graves usually contain pottery and ornaments full of food because they believed in the afterlife, so these arrangements were made in the grave.
According to archaeologists, the couple lived in a 1,200-acre population of tens of thousands. Traces of the Harappan civilization have been discovered in more than 2,000 places in Pakistan and India, with Rakhi Garhi being the largest, followed by Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan. (This ancient city was discovered in the 1920s and is now part of Pakistan.) This is not the first time that archaeologists have found a pair in the tomb of Harappa.
A couple’s skeleton was also found in a tomb in the 1950s, an area now in Gujarat. The discoverers of the tomb claimed that the woman had taken her own life after the death of her husband. However, this has never been proven.
Experts have found 70 graves in Rakhi Garhi, one kilometer away from the population. The graves of 40 of them were exhumed, of which the couple’s grave was the center of interest.